Tag : Garden

Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb Infused Vinegar

  Have fun with your harvest — and don’t let a single leaf (or flower) go to waste. Thoughtfully stored herbs stretch the flavors of spring and summer into the darker days of the year, and with them comes a lightness…

0 Comments / 149 View / September 29, 2017

Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from work as a school garden educator, where one of my gardens consisted of 22 raised…

2 Comments / 95 View / September 19, 2017

9 Learnings from the Butterfly Waystation at Portland Head Lighthouse

  Somewhere along the way this summer, in between work and travel, I found myself here, at the Portland Head Lighthouse. I was happy to go for a walk, to be out of the car, and read up on a…

0 Comments / 126 View / August 17, 2017

Edible Weeds: Purslane the New, Easy to Grow Superfood

  Is it a weed, or a superfood? Make a little room for purslane to run wild in your garden or plant it with purpose, growing it along with other tender, summer greens. Given ample sun and regular water, purslane…

0 Comments / 723 View / August 7, 2017

Pass The Pistil Giveaway: Gilmour’s Top 5 Watering Tools

  Once you’ve had a taste of the right tool for the job, it’s hard to go backwards — especially when it comes to watering. In fact, one of the questions I hear most commonly is how should I water…

25 Comments / 235 View / July 10, 2017

Planting Inspiration: Inside Garden Design Magazine + Subscription Discount

  Did you know there are varieties of banana plants hardy to zone 5 or that there’s a Hydrangea for nearly every season? Water wise plants don’t have to be “tan and tawny,” there’s as much color to be had…

0 Comments / 331 View / June 29, 2017

What’s Growing Now: Alpine Strawberries, Sweet Treat Tomatoes & Ladybugs

  It was just last winter when I found this garden. I was out for a run on a nearby trail and there it was — a set of two, fabulous raised beds, neatly surrounded with deer fencing at the base…

0 Comments / 102 View / June 14, 2017

How to Grow a Small Space Salad Garden

What could be easier than growing salad in a box? It’s one of my favorite ways to grow greens, herbs, strawberries, and any other shallow rooted kitchen garden veg — flowers included. I’ve used the same set of pine, wine…

2 Comments / 448 View / June 4, 2017

How to Make a Cold Processed Fruit Shrub

  One of my latest obsessions are cold brewed shrubs. What’s a shrub? Only the most unlikely and equally as wonderful combination of fresh fruit, sugar, and vinegar. It may sound lip puckering, or downright nasty — sugar, vinegar, and…

0 Comments / 635 View / May 24, 2017

How To Grow Rosemary From Cuttings

  It’s easy to grow rosemary and other plants from cuttings with the simple steps outlined in this video. All you need is a mother plant, or a plant from which to take cuttings, plenty of moisture, and a place…

4 Comments / 758 View / April 9, 2017